Repeat Post: Call for General Strike November 6, 2007

In the October Harper’s magazine Garret Keizer, in the Notebook pages, calls for a general strike on November 6, 2007 across the country.

Keizer’s article is online at Harper’s now.

He calls for the people to retake the government. To strike until Bush and Cheney are removed.

Send a message to the so-called people’s representatives that the people want to be represented.

If you can’t not work, then don’t buy. Don’t go to the mall. Don’t spend except for the absolute necessities. And maintain the strike until the government is ours once again and the rule of law is in place once again.

Can it happen? I don’t know. Other countries do it and get results. We certainly have sufficient reason to do it. More than sufficient.

While saying “It won’t do any good” comes easily to our lips, we can’t know that. If a genuine general strike could be made to happen, can we say it will fail? We can’t know. We can do and follow through and let the chips fall where they may.

The cost of doing nothing, which is the only alternative, given the failure of Congress and the arrogance of Bush and company, is to watch our soldiers die for Bush’s arrogance and stupidity, to watch Iraqis die in the slaughterhouse Bush has created and Congress enabled, to watch our country sink deeper into debt, and continue our criminal behavior that would earn any other country open contempt and condemnation.

If you blog, ask for a strike. Spread the word. Maybe the idea will take hold and come to fruition. Strike for regime change in America. Strike to remove Bush and Cheney. Strike back at their takeover and degradation of our country, our Constitution, our honor and our future.

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One Response

  1. This was a great article, but most people seem to prefer griping to doing – it seems the favorite is “it won’t work” – well nothing else is working – and if outrage can get 60,000 people to Jena Louisiana in 3 weeks, then surely outrage can get as many or more to say hell no to this war on November 6 and beyond. Evil Triumps When the Good do Nothing. However, concerned people have to take it seriously and do their part to publicize it. if it fails at least we tried.


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